SEATTLE (AP) — In an early version of a story published September 24, 2021, about a judge’s recommendation that a Native American tribe in Washington state once again be allowed to hunt gray whales, The Associated Press erroneously reported that an animal welfare organization didn’t respond to an email for comment. The AP inadvertently did not email The Animal Welfare Institute before that version was published.
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- Raleigh News and Observer
Owl attacks aren’t usually serious, according to an NC wildlife biologist, but they do happen.
- FTW Outdoors
Video footage showing as many as 20 lions sipping from a South African river in a near-perfect line apparently is worth watching more than once.
- Kansas City Star
The woman spent 48 hours in a tree stand.
- The Guardian
The progeny of animals brought illegally to Colombia and kept in the drug lord’s private zoo must now be put on birth control Pablo Escobar’s zoo had four illegally imported hippos. The feral herd now numbers about 80. Photograph: Joaquín Sarmiento/AFP/Getty Images When Gina Paola Serna studied to become a biologist and veterinarian in Colombia, she never expected to one day be tasked with neutering an invasive herd of hippos that once belonged to Pablo Escobar. When they were smuggled into the
The female moose arrived at the facility on Oct. 12 after she was found roaming alone in Anchorage on Strawberry Road — the inspiration for her name — in June
- FTW Outdoors
Trail-cam footage showing a bear rubbing its massive body against trees, even standing and seeming to dance with their trunks, is being widely shared on the Internet.
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
It's rare for any issue to unite readers in abject disgust. The L.A. Zoo's proposed expansion to compete with local theme parks did just that.
- Reuters Videos
The foal represents a growing hope for the conservation of the Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi), also known as the imperial zebra, which is the most threatened of the three species of zebra.Born to father ''Poncho'' and mother ''Estrella'' (Star) only 10 days ago, the so far unnamed baby weighs approximately between 10 to 15 kilos (22 to 33 pounds) and is approximately 50 centimetres (19 inches) tall.Estrella is an excellent Mum who breastfeeds her foul, who will then move on to hay and alfalfa, including treats, such as carrots and apples.''We are the only zoo in Mexico that has this species of zebra. Unfortunately, it is an endangered species," said Gerardo Gonzalez, the zebras zookeeper at Xenpal Zoo.Native to Africa, the endangered Grevy's zebra is the largest of the wild equids, the family of horses, donkeys and other animals.Grevy's have long necks with prominent manes and ears larger than the two other species of zebras.This species is distinguished by its unique black and white stripes, of which they have about 80 in total.It is estimated that only less than 2,500 Grevy's zebras remain in the wild due to the destruction of their habitat, illegal hunting and lack of food.Xenpal Zoo is trying to reverse the situation: "We are doing everything possible to preserve and reproduce them so that in the future we can repopulate some other parks," explained Gonzalez.The zoo now has 12 Grevy's zebras living on its premises, together with this new beautiful addition.
A ball python, usually found in Africa, made an appearance at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton.
- USA TODAY
A Texas state park shared a seemingly unreal photo of a fish whose tongue was eaten by a parasite – and then the parasite replaced the organ.
- Associated Press
A critically endangered Sumatran orangutan in New Orleans is pregnant with twins, the zoo in New Orleans announced Thursday. “We are very excited about this pregnancy,” Bob MacLean, senior veterinarian at the Audubon Zoo, said in a news release. “Twinning is extremely rare in orangutans -- there is only about a 1% chance of this happening.”
Najin, 32, has been part of a programme in Kenya trying to save her species from extinction.
MT FWP: Native Species
he Maryland Zoo wants to bring visitors closer to the Southern white rhino and the North American river otter.
- The Independent
Killing for ivory caused selection of tuskless females
California's official state marine reptile, the Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle, is now protected as an endangered species.
MT FWP: Don't Let It Loose
- Washington Examiner
A Russian boxer is in critical condition after he reportedly fought off a bear that had just killed his friend.